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Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover


I have this little space behind the couches in the family room and didn’t know what to do with it.  One day i was in my grandmas garage and found this old nightstand – it had junk on it piled to the ceiling (you think i am kidding!) and it was filled with crap.  So i snatched it up…it will be perfect with a little love :)

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I found out that this was actually my grandpas parents nightstand – so that makes it really old, it still had the original paint – it had never been touched.  But, the yellow just wasnt working for me.  So white she went…

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Do you see that empty frame above?  It did have a mirror but right after i finished it – seriously like a week later – the kids broke it!!  It had been empty for about 6 months but then i got this mirror the other day for $5 at the DI – sweet!

The mirror frame itself is oak, but the swirly stuff inside it actually plastic.  I just painted it white and sanded the edges and wa-la, gorgeous!  What about the model, is she cute or what?!

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I still need to get some knobs and then it will be done (maybe i should put the original’s back on, hmmm?).  Then i need to put something above the mirror – the ceilings are really tall, but i am waiting until i hang some drapes -another project that is 98% done :)

And, a little sneak peak about what i am working on next…

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I am linking this up to Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch




20 Responses to Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover

  1. Room to Inspire March 13, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    Everything looks so great – this is my first time to your blog and it is lovely. I will be following it right away!


  2. Heather L. March 15, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    Love the mirror! What a transformation! And yes, your model is adorable – love the expression she has in the pic =)

  3. Prior March 15, 2010 at 4:05 am #

    LOVE this dresser, mirror, and bird cage. Older furniture is just made better than stuff today. You kept its character, yet let it be up to date. Lezlee

  4. Renee March 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    That looks great! I also love what you did with the mirror!

  5. Tee March 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    My first time to your lovely blog too. Love what you did with both pieces. And the model? Totally adorable.

  6. Wendy March 15, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Love it all! Just great!

  7. Bonnie @ House of Grace March 16, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    I just found you at BNOTP and I really like your blog. I am your newest follower.

  8. Treasia Stepp March 16, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    I love your new mirror and the dresser.

  9. Victoria March 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    That is really beautiful, your grandma's garage looks exciting!!!

  10. mary'smom March 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    I love your style. Also, you have inspired me…you find the time to get things accomplished and you have a family and work full time.

  11. Richie's 2ts Inspires March 20, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    Wo!! what a lovely treasures Loving every inch.

    Smart done!

    Happy w/end.

  12. Remodelaholic March 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    This is absolutely awesome! I am loving you site! (and was that your daughter "modeling" She is adorable!

  13. Shaunna March 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    This is beautiful too! Ok, you and I would get along. I LOVE painting furniture, actually just started my own business restoring/refinishing.

    Ok, I'll quit stalking your blog. For now
    -shaunna :)

  14. Becolorful March 24, 2010 at 4:22 am #

    Rats. I just got rid of a bird cage. Now I want it back. ;) What a pretty vignette. So fresh and crisp. Stunning.

  15. All Thingz Related March 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm #


  16. Lee Laurie March 25, 2010 at 3:10 am #

    I love your blog and I love what you did with these pieces! Beautiful! I am going to become a follower now.

  17. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking March 26, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    SCORE on the mirror! Love how the pieces came together.

  18. * Nancy * April 23, 2010 at 3:41 am #

    Wow, i am amazed what paint and a little sanding can do to a piece of furniture. I am going to challenge myself to look for items at the DI that I can change up with some paint etc. Wish me luck, it will take me forever since I'm new to this whole idea..certainly not a natural yet!

  19. * Nancy * April 23, 2010 at 3:41 am #

    p.s. I am one of your new followers. ;)

  20. Busy as a Bee in Paris May 4, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    love it love it love it!!!!!! could u make your photos larger so that we can see more of the gorgeous detail?

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